Vegan Cinnamon Apple Date Raisin Bread

September 26, 2014

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Date Raisin Bread | Peaceful Dumpling

I know this whole “I love fall” thing is going to be everywhere for weeks, but let’s do this. (Especially since summer is such a difficult season for me…) Gah I love fall so much. Everything about it feels just so right–the crisp air, waking up in the morning with a chill, cozy sweaters, leaves, the light….and then there are the smells and flavors of fall. Comforting soups, winter squashes, pumpkin, pie, and cinnamon-y warm bread hot from the oven.

This vegan cinnamon apple date raisin bread is such a bread that you’ll want to share with someone you love. If you have someone to impress, or need to bring a hostess gift, this bread will wow.  Got a weekend brunch at home, or a late afternoon tea with a girl friend? This is what you want to make. It’s so incredibly delicious, with moist, soft interior filled with apples, dates, and raisins, topped with walnut oatmeal crumble…and so fool-proof and easy. I dare say it might be the best apple cinnamon raisin bread you’ll meet. Be warned: this is a recipe you’ll want to make again and again!

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Date Raisin Bread

1 loaf (2 mini loaves)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all purpose white flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

dash salt

3 tbsp organic brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp allspice

1/2 apple, cored and cut into small chunks

5 Medjool dates, pitted and cut into small pieces

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup almond milk (or another non dairy milk of choice)

1 tsp distilled white vinegar

Crumble topping (leave out if you want a healthier version for breakfast)

2 tbsp rolled oats

1 tbsp crushed walnuts

1 tbsp vegan butter

2 tsp organic brown sugar

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan (or 2 mini pans) with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, mix together milk and vinegar and let sit.

3. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and powder, spices, sugar, salt). Add apples, dates, raisins.

4. If using crumble topping, mix together the butter, oats, walnut, and 2 tsp sugar in another small bowl. Set aside.

5.  Add the sour milk to the flour bowl and quickly combine using a wooden spoon. When just combined, transfer to the loaf pan. Top with crumble mixture. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes (25 minutes for mini loaves) or until toothpick comes out clean.

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Date Raisin Bread | Peaceful Dumpling

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Date Raisin Bread | Peaceful Dumpling

Vegan Cinnamon Apple Date Raisin Bread | Peaceful Dumpling


More fall desserts: Clara’s Perfect Pumpkin Cupcakes

Apple Crisp Cookies


Photo: Peaceful Dumpling

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.


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